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Posts Tagged ‘Escambia county commission’

At-Large RESTORE Seats

The Escambia County Commission is looking for people to sit on its RESTORE Act advisory committee’s two at-large seats. In an effort to assess potential uses for Escambia’s portion of money realized from Clean Water Act fines levied against BP for the 2010 oil spill, the county commission is [...]

County Looks for Lorax

Escambia County needs someone to represent environmental concerns on an advisory committee being formed to prioritize uses for the expected RESTORE Act money. The county commission is forming a RESTORE Act advisory council ahead of the Gulf Coast’s expected financial windfall connected with [...]

Wilson’s Town Hall

Wilson’s Town Hall

Escambia County Commissioner Wilson Robertson will host a town hall meeting tomorrow night. The meeting will include a discussion about the upcoming Merlin Road drainage project and will conclude with an open forum. Lately, the District 1 commissioner has taken to speaking openly about his [...]

Commission Aims for Library & Gas Taxes

Continuing the currently unfolding discussion regarding funding for the West Florida Public Library system, the Escambia County Commission agreed this morning to move forward with activating a dedicated library tax and taking over management of the system. “We’re biting off a big one here, [...]

Touart’s Return

George Touart is returning to county government. In a move Escambia County Vice Chairman Gene Valentino described as a way to keep the county “moving forward in a positive way,” the county commission named the former county administrator as interim administrator. “It’s a patch on the [...]

On the County’s Plate

During its morning work session, the Escambia County Commission’s discussion ranged from boxing regulations to development regulations, from library funding to preparing to battle it out with the state over RESTORE money. One item on tonight's agenda that was not discussed was the county [...]

Life After Randy

With Randy Oliver gone, the Escambia County Commission must now decide who will take the reins as County Administrator. “I really can’t tell you for sure,” said Commission Chairman Wilson Robertson recently. During the board’s meeting Thursday, commissioners will delve into the issue. [...]

Randy Has Left the Building

Randy Has Left the Building

If you must attend your own funeral, take leave once the coffin is nailed shut. It can get awkward after that. Following the Escambia County Commission’s termination vote, Randy Oliver stood from his chair and left the chambers. His days as county administrator were over. “I’d like to [...]

County Cliffhanger

With the crackle of anticipation in the room nearly audible, the Escambia County Commission work session this morning progressed uneventfully. The public evaluation, and possible firing, of County Administrator Randy Oliver will be handled during the board’s regular meeting later in the [...]

Weighing Randy

The Escambia County Commission will be publicly evaluating the performance of County Administrator Randy Oliver at its meeting this week. Afterwards, the board may vote to terminate the administrator. Commissioner Grover Robinson hopes that’s not the case. “As I’ve said before, I [...]

Commissioner White Applied for County Job

The Escambia County Commission tomorrow will be considering the contract of County Administrator Randy Oliver. Following the administrator’s public evaluation, commissioners may take a termination vote. Commissioner Kevin White—who slated, and then pulled, an agenda item regarding the [...]

Foreign Delegation Dollars

Recently returned from scouting out business interests in Germany, Escambia County Commissioner Gene Valentino told the commission this morning to expect visits from foreign delegations checking out the area. The commissioner found a receptive audience as he requested $150,000 to better lure the [...]

Oliver’s Contract on the Table

If Escambia County Administrator Randy Oliver wasn’t yet sweating his upcoming job performance review, he probably is following this morning’s meeting. During its Committee of the Whole session, the Escambia County Commission decided to reserve the right to take a termination vote following the [...]

Shhh, Library Talk

Escambia County Commissioner Kevin White hit hard and early this morning, pouncing on what he termed “this garbage going on with the Northwest Florida Library.” He opened this morning’s commission work session expressing concern about the reduced hours recently announced by the library system [...]

Commissioner White Dropped from Gibbs’ Lawsuit

Commissioner White Dropped from Gibbs’ Lawsuit

Escambia County Commissioner Kevin White has been removed from a lawsuit that still lists two other commissioners. In the suit, Forrest Gibbs claims the commissioners improperly removed him from his job. White said today he did not know why he had been dropped from the lawsuit. “Why’d [...]

Commission Rejects Increased Caps, Wants City to Figure RESTORE Out

Escambia County Commissioner Kevin White made it clear last night that he did not support increasing electric and natural gas franchise fee caps. “The whole thing stinks and I’m not going to support it,” he told his fellow commissioners. “There’s nothing Gene can do and there’s [...]

More RESTORE Planning

With the promise of RESTORE Act money on the eventual horizon, the Escambia County Commission today further discussed the process of divvying up the funds. “I find if you have clear rules at the beginning, it makes life easier,” County Administrator Randy Oliver told the board. Much of [...]

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